ELKHART LAKE, WI–(Marketwired – May 25, 2017) – The Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA) is holding a annual Spring Rally this week during Road America — one of a world’s premier permanent highway racing tracks. Over a march of dual days, 95 media members from opposite a nation are putting 110 vehicles by their paces by a accumulation of pushing including on-track, street, off-road and autocross.
Automakers comparison a MAMA Spring Rally to showcase their latest cars, trucks and SUVs, and a few even gave MAMA reporters a hide look during some of a hottest vehicles that have nonetheless to be seen — or driven — outward of an automobile show.
2018 Lexus LC 500
Lexus non-stop a MAMA Spring Rally with a breakfast display to spotlight a 2018 Lexus LC 500. One of a initial times seen outward of an automobile show, Lexus is giving MAMA reporters a possibility to take it for exam drives for opening and pushing impressions.
Powered by a routinely aspirated 5.9-liter V8 and matched with a oppulance category initial approach change 10-speed involuntary transmission, a LC 500 delivers 471 hp and 398 lb.-ft. of torque. The automobile is approaching to strike dealerships this May and will have a starting cost of $92,000.
2018 Subaru Crosstrek
Subaru’s Car Line Planning Manager Todd Hill was on palm to give MAMA members an insider viewpoint on a 2018 Crosstrek, that is all-new from a belligerent adult with revised styling, new engine and softened features.
Safety is a outrageous priority for Subaru. The automaker versed a new Crosstrek with softened visibility, 7 airbags, extended seatbelts and is targeting best-in-class for jeopardy deterrence performance. Subaru’s EyeSight Driver Assist Technology apartment consists of forward-collision warning and prevention, lane-departure warning and adaptive journey control. Base, reward and singular trim levels will be available.
In terms of connectivity, Crosstrek has a mint infotainment complement and comes customary with Apple Carplay and Android Auto.
Under a hood, a Crosstrek has a same 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine found in a Impreza, that produces 152 hp.
2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon
Dodge charged adult rally-goers with a warn coming of a 840-horsepower 2018 Challenger SRT, initial time a fastest flesh automobile ever has seemed outward of an automobile show. Dodge also only announced a pricing, starting during $84,995, and pronounced deliveries are approaching to start this fall.
Tim Kuniskis, conduct of Passenger Cars — Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and Fiat, FCA North America, pronounced in an progressing statement, “We worked really tough to build as many value into a Challenger SRT Demon as probable — features, opening and exclusivity that simply can’t be repetitious with a idea of maintaining, and presumably even growing, as many destiny value as possible.”
Dodge also brought a new 2018 Dodge Durango SRT to a rally, following adult on a exhibit during this year’s Chicago Auto Show. With 475 hp, a Durango SRT is America’s fastest, many absolute and many able three-row SUV. It can out-haul any three-row SUV on a highway with best-in-class towing ability of 8,600 pounds.
2017 Nissan Rogue Sport
Right as a Rogue Sport is rolling into dealerships this month, MAMA members were among a initial to get a glimpse.
Nissan non-stop a second day of a MAMA Spring Rally with a breakfast to surveillance a all-new Rogue Sport, that is set to go on sale this spring. While a Rogue Sport shares a Rogue name, height and countless modernized reserve and confidence features, Nissan says a Rogue Sport stands on a possess as a stylish, nimble, fun-to-drive and affordable compress SUV that’s dictated for an civic market. Right-sized for a city, a Rogue Sport has a 2.3-inch shorter wheelbase and a 12.1-inch shorter altogether length than a Rogue.
On a reserve front, a Rogue Sport offers brazen puncture braking with walking detection, line depart impediment and back cranky trade alert.
The Rogue Sport comes in 3 models — S, SV and SL, any in a choice of front-wheel or all-wheel expostulate — with a starting cost indicate of $21,420.
Just as MAMA members suspicion a two-day eventuality was concluding, Kia had another warn in store. The Stinger, Kia’s initial high-performance sports car, done a first-ever informal press organisation appearance. While indeed powerful, with 370 hp, Kia says a Stinger is some-more synonymous with luxury, comfort and grace.
“Kia is unapproachable to be compared with MAMA and looks brazen to many years of success in a future, and a destiny of Kia is simply seen in a all-new Stinger,” pronounced Kia Director of Communications James Bell. “We were gratified to benefaction this extraordinary five-door sports sedan to a ardent reporters here during Road America; MAMA is a initial informal press organisation to see this automobile outward of a normal automobile show.”
The Stinger is approaching to go on sale this summer, with a cost operation of $35,000-$45,000.
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About a Midwest Automotive Media Association
The Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA) is a veteran non-profit press association, with a 25-year history, that brings together automotive reporters and manufacturers to yield a height for automakers to recover news. MAMA’s membership has grown to some-more than 240 and includes reporters covering print, broadcast, online as good as media family professionals within a automotive industry. For some-more information, revisit www.mamaonline.org.